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  1. Men’s Health Tune-Up Schedule: Medical Tests

    Men rarely see Thomas J. Weida, MD, for medical tests without prodding from a wife or girlfriend. When they do show up, Weida jokes that he “can see the drag marks on the carpet.” It’s amusing, of course. But it can quickly turn serious when a man ignores important symptoms. Weida says he knows of m

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  2. Men and Hair Loss: What Are the Options?

    It may seem a peculiar American vanity that men have in-boxes full of hair loss treatment offers and spend billions of dollars on hair loss treatments each year. Not so. As Gersh Kuntzman illustrates in his book Hair! Mankind's Historic Quest to End Baldness, chrome-dome anxiety has tormented us for

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  3. Men on Diets

    Among Bill Clinton's post-White House ventures, one of the more striking is his campaign to reverse trends in childhood obesity. It's been remarkable for its ambition, and for the scope of its potential benefits. But perhaps most of all, it's been remarkable to see someone of Clinton's typically die

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  4. Dads-to-Be May Need Folate, Too

    March 20, 2008 -- The B vitamin folate may be key for dads-to-be, new research shows. Folate (called folic acid in supplement form) already is a must-have nutrient for women of childbearing age because it reduces the chances of neural tube defects in babies. Now, a new study suggests that folate or

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  5. What’s in a President’s Physical?

    A president's physical is probably a lot like the exam you get if you schedule a yearly checkup. But the commander in chief is treated to a few extra tests, like hearing and visual tests. For the specifics, WebMD reviewed a summary of President George W. Bush's most recent physical, dated Aug. 7, 20

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  6. Presidential Health No Longer a Secret?

    Although patient privacy is shielded by law, presidential health is everyone's business -- or at least it should be. That's the view of Larry J. Sabato, PhD, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of more than 20 books on the American political process. He says presi

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  7. Teen Dads Tied to Babies' Health Risks

    Feb. 7, 2008 -- Teenage fathers may be more likely than older men to have babies that have lower birth weight and a higher death rate. That news comes from a study posted online in Human Reproduction. It's one of few studies to focus on teenage fathers. The study included data on 2.8 million U.S. ba

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  8. Accidental Overdose Killed Heath Ledger

    Feb. 6, 2008 -- The deadly cocktail of mostly prescription drugs found to have accidentally killed actor Heath Ledger includes medications considered safe and effective -- but not when taken in combination, experts warn. According to the New York Medical Examiner's Office, which issued a cause of de

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  9. Low Testosterone, More Men's Fractures

    Jan. 15, 2008 -- Low testosterone levels may make men over 60 more likely to suffer an osteoporosis bone fracture. Osteoporosis, in which bones get dangerously thin, is most common among postmenopausal women. But it can also strike men in advanced age. "One third of all osteoporotic fractures occur

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  10. Adult Circumcision: No Sex Woes Seen

    Jan. 9, 2008 -- Adult male circumcision doesn't hamper sexual satisfaction or sexual function, a Ugandan study shows. Previous studies have shown that circumcision may curb men's risk of contracting HIV by half, and, if widely practiced in Africa, might prevent 3 million deaths over 20 years. Now, i

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